CA’s practice groups are organized by age, experience and ability within these age groups, swimmers can practice more specifically to their needs. The CA Full-Time Coaching Staff commits 100% of their time, energy, and resources to providing the most up-to-date, professional instruction in the sport of swimming. Using a variety of coaching methods, we aim to equip athletes with the knowledge and skills to set them up for a lifetime enjoyment in the sport.

Expectations of CA Team members:

  • Come to practice and have fun
  • Regular participation in competitions
  • Parent participation in all home competitions
  • A desire to be part of a competitive program that emphasizes team and sportsmanship along with hard work

Swimmers will be evaluated each season to determine the best group for their skills.  Our coaching staff makes group placement decisions in the best interest of the swimmer and his or her long-term development. All group assignments are made at the discretion of the coaching staff.

For all CA swimmers joining or progressing through the program, our overall objective is to position the swimmer for success. Determinations are made based on a variety of factors such as Age, Attendance, Ability, Motivation, and Goals.

CA Team Structure

Explore Division’s theme is “Fundamentals”, and it has three groups, the Discovery, Seekers, and Bronze Groups.  Lead Coach: Coach Pam.  The Explore division serves our youngest team members up to 12 years old and the focus is to establish a strong foundation of skills and techniques in a fun environment that encourages continued participation in the sport.  Athletes and parents are introduced to competitive meets with a family-friendly atmosphere.  Explore Division athletes will be led towards IMR, IMX & IM Tough events for their age groups (the IMX program established by USA Swimming to promote and reward versatility in age group swimming) as they compete at the local, state, and possibly regional level.

Explore Division

Discovery

Seekers Bronze
Introductory group Introductory group to competitive team Previous year of competitive experience
10 & Younger Beginners 12 & Younger intermediate 12 & Younger w/ Experience

Practices are1 day per week for 10 weeks on Saturdays.

Session 1: 8/27/22 - 10/29.

Session 2: 3/25 – 5/20.

Practices offered 2 days per week Practices offered 3-4 days per week.
Session Dues: $150 Monthly Dues: $120 Monthly Dues: $140
Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals 

Swimmers must be able to complete one lap of the pool Swimmers must be able to complete one lap of the pool Swimmers are familiar with all competitive strokes.

 

Age Group Division’s theme is “Learn to Train” it has two groups, the Silver, and Gold Groups. Lead Coach:  Coach Kelly. The Age Group Division serves our 11–14-year-old swimmers.  The Age Group Division swimmers will build on the fundamental skills and techniques taught in the Explore Division. They will progress to an advanced level of learning that requires implementing specific skills in practice sets. Putting these sets together and maintaining their skills over the duration is how they learn to practice.  Establishing good habits in a practice setting translates to better performances at meets, as well as long term development in the sport of swimming. Age Group Division athletes will be led towards IMX events for their age groups (the IMX program established by USA Swimming to promote and reward versatility in age group swimming) as they compete at the local, state, and possibly regional level.

Age Group Division

Silver

“Learning to Train”

Gold

“Learn to Train”

11- to 14-Year-old Intermediate
11–14-Year-old Advanced

Practices offered 4 days/week

Practices offered 5 days/week
Monthly Dues: $165 Monthly Dues: $165

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals 

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals 

Swimmers are familiar with all competitive strokes. Swimmers know all competitive strokes.

 

Senior Division’s themes are “Practice to Compete” for Senior group and “Pursuit of Excellence” for the High Performance (HP) Senior group.  Lead Coach:  Coach Jeremy.  Senior group swimmers learn about the effect their decisions and behavior outside of the pool has on their performance in the pool. Athletes continue to build on good practice habits with progressive skills, drills, and a variety of techniques, working to challenge themselves and prepare for the demands of the senior level.  Swimmers compete at the local, state, regional, and national level. Competing at the highest level meet they are qualified for becomes a priority.  Senior group athletes continue to learn and be taught progressively, and emphasis is placed on taking ownership of their individual goals and the path to achievement and to excel.  Swimmers will be introduced to collegiate opportunities, mentored through goal setting, and encouraged to be positive role models for the younger age group swimmers.

Senior Division

Senior

"Practice to Compete"

High Performance Senior

"Pursuit of Excellence"

13 & Older Intermediate 13 & Older Advanced
Practices offered 5 days per week with dryland at home site and Carolina Natatorium Practices offered 6 days per week with dryland at home site and Carolina Natatorium
Monthly Dues: $190 Monthly Dues: $190

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals 

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals